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jessiccat2709
Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

I accidently lost all my contacts and photos from my moto g phone how do i recover all that back?

I have lost all my contacts and photos from my moto g android phone and I would like to know how can I recover all that back 


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Martin
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Re: I accidently lost all my contacts and photos from my moto g phone how do i recover all that back

Hello,

When you purchased your Moto G, you were given 50 GB of additional space in your phone-related Google account under Drive, assuming that you enabled Gmail to download into your Moto G.

Every time that a new contact was created, a new photo taken, or anything added or deleted to or from Drive, Drive was updated.

To recover what you temporarily lost, delete that phone-related Gmail account from your Moto G. Then, add the account to your phone as if it were a new one. Drive will recognize it as a new account, and will react by downloading your contacts and photos.

Good luck!

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Martin
Legend

Re: I accidently lost all my contacts and photos from my moto g phone how do i recover all that back

Hello,

When you purchased your Moto G, you were given 50 GB of additional space in your phone-related Google account under Drive, assuming that you enabled Gmail to download into your Moto G.

Every time that a new contact was created, a new photo taken, or anything added or deleted to or from Drive, Drive was updated.

To recover what you temporarily lost, delete that phone-related Gmail account from your Moto G. Then, add the account to your phone as if it were a new one. Drive will recognize it as a new account, and will react by downloading your contacts and photos.

Good luck!

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Martin
Legend

Re: I accidently lost all my contacts and photos from my moto g phone how do i recover all that back

Hello,

Depending upon how you lost your contacts, they may still be on your SIM card.

Go into your phone's settings, and look for Import. Upon clicking Import, all of your contacts will reappear.

 

Note: If you recreate your Gmail account, first check to see if your contacts have been downloaded. If they have been, do not click Import as you may end up with duplicates of all of your contacts.

Cheers.

Iasshjy
Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

Re: I accidently lost all my contacts and photos from my moto g phone how do i recover all that back

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TheOldVR
Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

Re: I accidently lost all my contacts and photos from my moto g phone how do i recover all that back

 

A few suggestions for you as I swap phones on a very regular basis.

 

  1. Store all of your contacts in your Gmail contact list. This means that it will follow you everywhere and can't be lost
  2. Use Google calendar on your phone so the same as noted above RE contacts applies
  3. Download and use the Google Photos app - this will constantly back up all of your photos at a very good quality
  4. Even with Google Photos make sure you download your originals to your home PC on a regular basis
  5. Back up your app data to your Google account - cool feature that helps in the case that you are restoring or transferring phones

That's it - enjoy!

srlawren
Retired Oracle / Oracle Retraité

Re: I accidently lost all my contacts and photos from my moto g phone how do i recover all that back

@TheOldVR I couldn't agree more with your suggestions and I rely heavily on syncing everything to the big G as well.  

 

One note on pics to Google Photos:  you can elect to sync full-quality (full file size) photos to Google Photos and not need to sync originals to a PC manually.  If you do that of course, it does count against your data quota so it's only an option if you don't use a ton of data, or you don't mind paying for additional storage.  I recently ran out and opted into 100GB of storage for I think $2.79 a month.  I can live with that.  🙂


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TheOldVR
Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

Re: I accidently lost all my contacts and photos from my moto g phone how do i recover all that back

@srlawren I'm Cheap Smiley Tongue.

 

That, and I also have iDrive that gives me 50Gb

 

Either way, your solution is easier than mine....

 


@srlawren wrote:

@TheOldVR I couldn't agree more with your suggestions and I rely heavily on syncing everything to the big G as well.  

 

One note on pics to Google Photos:  you can elect to sync full-quality (full file size) photos to Google Photos and not need to sync originals to a PC manually.  If you do that of course, it does count against your data quota so it's only an option if you don't use a ton of data, or you don't mind paying for additional storage.  I recently ran out and opted into 100GB of storage for I think $2.79 a month.  I can live with that.  🙂



@srlawren wrote:

@TheOldVR I couldn't agree more with your suggestions and I rely heavily on syncing everything to the big G as well.  

 

One note on pics to Google Photos:  you can elect to sync full-quality (full file size) photos to Google Photos and not need to sync originals to a PC manually.  If you do that of course, it does count against your data quota so it's only an option if you don't use a ton of data, or you don't mind paying for additional storage.  I recently ran out and opted into 100GB of storage for I think $2.79 a month.  I can live with that.  🙂




for $1 a year.

 

Is a good deal....

Stormy
Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: I accidently lost all my contacts and photos from my moto g phone how do i recover all that back

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smalling123
Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

Re: I accidently lost all my contacts and photos from my moto g phone how do i recover all that back

It is possible to retrieve your contacts and photos from your moto g phone in a fast time.

You just use Android data recovery tool, it can solve your problem in an efficient way.

Without much time, you can get your deleted photos and contacts back to your phone.

deveauwelle32
Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

Re: I accidently lost all my contacts and photos from my moto g phone how do i recover all that back

 

It is possible to recover the contacts from moto g phone, you just need to select some professional data recovery software to help you. Here I share a powerful tool: Android data recovery tool for you to try, you can quickly find your lost contacts back to your Android phone. 

And some useful guides are for you to read in details: recover deleted contacts and photos on Android phone.

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